Tsar en:Mikhail Feodorovich at the session of the Boyar Duma (1893)
Russia—The last time term limits forced Russian leader Vladimir Putin to step down from the presidency, he became prime minister for a few years.
This time around, a group of pro-Kremlin activists has a different idea: Proclaim him Czar Vladimir.
“We will do everything possible to make sure Putin stays in power as long as possible,” Konstantin Malofeyev, a politically active businessman, said recently to thunderous applause from hundreds of Russian Orthodox priests and members of the country’s top political parties gathered at a conference outside Moscow. They were united by one cause—to return the monarchy to Russia…
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